About Seoul Marathon 2019
First held in 1931, Seoul marathon is the oldest marathon event continuously held in Asia, and the second oldest in the world following the Boston Marathon.
It embodies modern history of Korea, also referred to as “The Miracle On the Han River”, as the race starts from Gwanghwamun (the palace) -the very heart of South Korean Capital, passes through the city hall and “Cheong-Gye-Cheon” - the testament of Korea’s modern history, and ends in the Seoul Olympic Stadium where 1988 Summer Olympics was held.
One of the fastest courses in Asia, i
t is the only IAAF Gold Label competition in the Republic of Korea, and the men’s course record of 2:05:13 and the women’s course record at 2:19:51 are exceptional records which are hard to find in other competitions.
Currently, about 35,000 participants run in the Seoul Marathon and show their love and interest in the contest. Any participant is welcomed as long as they apply before the deadline.
Seoul marathon's record is also accepted in most major marathon events like Boston or New York.
A commemorative t-shirt or singlet will be given to all participants, and a certificate(PDF) with a finisher medal will be given to every participate who pass the finishing line in time.
In addition, participants can easily enjoy the rich sights of Seoul and varieties of foods. Transportation and accommodation are very convenient as the competition is held in the center of Seoul. For more information about tourism, accommodation or transportation, please contact the organizer.